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April Fools Day is almost over, and so far I’ve avoided any cruel jokes. However, I did think I was getting punk’d twice on our recent vacation. I kept looking for the hidden camera, or Ashton Kutcher and Allen Funt to show up. Cruisin’ along Michelle and I took our youngest son, Tommy, on a spring break cruise for his high school senior trip (along with about a dozen other seniors and a few of their parents)…. Read More

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My phone and text messages were lighting up on my way to work yesterday. From family, friends and co-workers. They all wanted to know basically one thing: “Do you know what’s going on Mark?” And I could sense fear in their voice and words. And after Sandy Hook, Columbine and far too many school shootings in between, who could blame them. The first barrage of texts messages came from my youngest son,… Read More

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This is what I came home to late last night. After another day of reporting about murders,scandals and disasters, stepping over a snake in my house isn’t my idea of relaxing. I hate snakes! Looks real doesn’t it? That’s what I thought for a heart-stopping moment. To top it off the joke happened the same day our next door neighbor killed a five-foot snake on his back porch. A real one! The… Read More

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